Ingrid Chen

Associate Director, Eradication Research

Ingrid Chen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), and an Associate Director of Eradication Research within the UCSF Global Health Group’s Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI). Trained as an organic chemist, Ingrid has been conducting malaria research since 2011, with interdisciplinary expertise spanning from drug discovery and clinical trials (phase 1 and 2) to implementation, cost-effectiveness, antimalarial delivery within the informal private sector, and more.

Since joining the MEI in 2013, Ingrid spent three years leading the Primaquine Rollout Group, and now leads the MEI’s eradication research portfolio of work, including the Antiparasite Rollout Group (APROG) and the Lancet Commission on Malaria Eradication, as well as the development of background papers to inform policy and implementation. Ingrid has a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, an MS from UCSF, and a BS from Yale University.